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Spike Feresten brings Talk Show to Fox

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 7th 2006 3:33PM
spike ferstenWho the hell is Spike Feresten? He's a comedy writer who has written for both The Late Show with David Letterman and Seinfeld (you know the "Soup Nazi" episode? That was him). Perhaps we shouldn't get too excited about a talk show from this unknown, but let's keep in mind Conan began as an unknown, too. The new late night talk show, titled Talk Show with Spike Feresten, will have some of the elements of a "normal" talk show while simultaneously being a parody of the genre. Wait, didn't Martin Mull and Fred Willard already do that with Fernwood 2Nite in the late 70s? Well, no matter, the show sounds kind of cool. It will air only on Saturdays, opposite Saturday Night Live. This will be the first time Fox has ventured into the late night talk realm since Chevy Chase tried his hand at it. The show will debut on September 16 after MadTV.

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Coming on after MadTV should give him a receptive audience. Unfortunately, I always forget that MadTV is on Saturday nights. I suppose I generally find something much more interesting to do on Saturdays.

April 07 2006 at 5:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hey, if he's funny, I will sure give him a chance!

April 07 2006 at 4:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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